ArcGIS 9.2 Service Pack 6

Date Published: 07-18-2008

Summary:

This Service Pack contains performance improvements and maintenance fixes. Please download and install this required Service Pack at your earliest convenience.

Description:

Important Note

A CD of this Service Pack will be made available in the next several weeks for users who experience difficulties downloading the Service Pack from the web site. Simply fill out the Request a Service Pack CD order form.

Introduction

We recommend that all ArcGIS 9.2 customers download and install this Service Pack, at their earliest convenience, to ensure the highest quality experience when working with ArcGIS 9.2.

NOTE: If you are using a localized version of ArcGIS, please contact your local distributor to get the updated language supplement.


Issues Addressed with this Service Pack


ArcGIS 9.2 SP6 contains critical fixes and new functionality. It is recommended that all users install this service pack.

A complete list of the issues that have been fixed in this service pack is available here.

What’s New in ArcGIS 9.2 Service Packs.

Files Installed with this Service Pack


Installing this Service Pack on Windows


Installation Notes

Installation Steps

    To Install:

    1. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location, and that no one is accessing it.


    2. Download the appropriate files to a location other than the installation folder:

      ArcGIS Desktop (ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView)
      ArcGISDesktop92sp6.msp 180 MB
      ArcGIS Desktop Help updates
      ArcGISDesktopHelp92sp6.msp 395 MB
      ArcGIS Desktop Developer Kit for the Microsoft .Net Framework (no updates since SP4)
      DesktopSDKDNet92sp4.msp 51 MB
      ArcGIS Desktop Developer Kit for Visual Basic 6 (no updates since SP2)
      DesktopSDKVB692sp2.msp 1 MB
      ArcGIS Desktop VBA Developer Resources (no updates since SP2)
      DesktopSDKVBA92sp2.msp 1 MB
      ArcGIS Desktop Developer Kit for Visual C++ (no updates since SP4)
      DesktopSDKVCPP92sp4.msp 75 MB
      ArcReader
      ArcReader92sp6.msp 63 MB
      ArcGIS Desktop Evaluation Edition
      ArcGISEvalEdition92sp6.msp 180 MB
      ArcGIS Tutorial Data
      Tutorial92sp6.msp 4 MB
       
      ArcGIS Engine Runtime
      ArcGISEngine92sp6.msp 123 MB
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for the Microsoft .Net Framework (no updates since SP4)
      ArcGISEngineSDKNet92sp4.msp 51 MB
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for C++ (no updates since SP4)
      ArcGISEngineSDKCPP92sp4.msp 69 MB
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for the Java Platform (no updates since SP2)
      ArcGISEngineSDKJava92sp2.msp 1 MB
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for Visual Basic 6 (no updates since SP2)
      ArcGISEngineSDKVB692sp2.msp 1 MB
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for Visual C++ (no updates since SP4)
      ArcGISEngineSDKVCPP92sp4.msp 66 MB
       
      ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .Net Framework
      ArcGISServerDotNet92sp6.msp 288 MB
      ArcGIS Server Web ADF Runtime for the Microsoft .Net Framework
      ArcGISServerWebADFRuntime92sp6.msp 25 MB
      ArcGIS Server for the Java Platform
      ArcGISServerJava92sp6.msp 288 MB

    3. (Server for .Net Installation Only) From your Services control panel, stop the ArcGIS Server Object Manager.

    4. (Server for Java Installation Only) From your Services control panel, stop the ArcGIS Server Manager Service and the ArcGIS Server Object Manager.

    5. Double-click the msp files to start the install process.

      NOTE: If double clicking on the MSP file does not start the Service Pack installation, you can start the Service Pack installation manually by using the following command:

        msiexec.exe /p [location of service pack]\<Product>92sp6.msp
    6. When Setup starts, follow the instructions on your screen.

    7. Repeat steps 2 - 6 for each product installed on your machine.

    NOTE: If you have installed client setups from a shared Network Administrative ArcGIS Desktop setup, this Service Pack must be applied to all client installations.

    NOTE: You will not be able to install this Service Pack directly from any removable media, you must copy the Service Pack Install file (MSP) locally or to a location on your network prior to installing the Service Pack.

    System Administrators note:
    A technical paper is available to provide information on deploying ArcGIS and Service Packs. This white paper discusses the deployment of ArcGIS 9.2 setups and Service Packs using Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS) and Group Policy, including additional system requirements, suggestions, known issues, and Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) command line parameters. Deployment in a lockdown environment is also covered.
    Deploying Managed ArcGIS 9.2 Setups.

Installing this Service Pack on UNIX/Linux

Installation Notes

Installation Steps

    To Install:

    1. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location, and that no one is accessing it.

    2. Download the appropriate files to a location other than the installation location:

      ArcGIS 9.2 Engine Runtime for (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis92-sp6-engine-linux.tar 354 MB
      ArcGIS 9.2 Engine Runtime for Sun Solaris
      gis92-sp6-engine-slrs.tar 246 MB
      ArcGIS 9.2 Engine Developer Kit for Cross Platform C++ (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis92-sp6-engsdkcpp-linux.tar 4 MB
      ArcGIS 9.2 Engine Developer Kit for Cross Platform C++ (Sun Solaris)
      gis92-sp6-engsdkcpp-slrs.tar 4 MB
      ArcGIS 9.2 Engine Developer Kit for the Java Platform (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis92-sp6-engsdkjava-linux.tar 1 MB
      ArcGIS 9.2 Engine Developer Kit for the Java Platform (Sun Solaris)
      gis92-sp6-engsdkjava-slrs.tar 1 MB
       
      ArcReader 9.2 for (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis92-sp6-reader-linux.tar 296 MB
      ArcReader 9.2 for Sun Solaris
      gis92-sp6-reader-slrs.tar 211 MB
       
      ArcGIS 9.2 Server for the Java Platform (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis92-sp6-server-linux.tar 704 MB
      ArcGIS 9.2 Server for the Java Platform (Sun Solaris)
      gis92-sp6-server-slrs.tar 594 MB
      ArcGIS 9.2 Server Web ADF for the Java Platform (HP HPUX PA-RISC & IBM AIX)
      gis92-sp6-serveradfjava.tar 245 MB

    3. Extract the specified tar file by typing:

        % tar -xvf gis92-sp6-<engine/reader/server>-slrs.tar (Sun Solaris)
        % tar xvf gis92-sp6-<engine/reader/server>-linux.tar (Linux)
    4. (IBM-AIX Only) You must remove any inactive libraries that are loaded into memory before proceeding to the next step. Not doing so will result in an installation error. To remove them, as ROOT user, type:

        # /usr/sbin/slibclean
    5. (Server Only) Before running the ArcGIS 9.2 Service Pack 6 applypatch command, you must:
      • Verify there is no existing Xvfb or Xsun process running.
        % ps -ef | grep Xvfb
      • If Xvfb is running, kill the process using the Process ID of Xvfb.
        % kill -9 <pid of Xvfb>
      • Verify there are no existing locks on Xvfb by checking the following locations:
        /tmp/.X7-lock (Linux)
        /tmp/.X11-unix/X7 (optional, exists on some SuSE machines)
        /tmp/.X11-unix/X7= (optional, exists on some Redhat machines)
        /tmp/.username-X11-unix/X7 (Solaris) where username is the owner of the ArcIMS installation.
        /tmp/.username-X11-pipe/X7 (Solaris) where username is the owner of the ArcIMS installation.
      • Remove any lock on Xvfb or Xsun if it exists.

    6. Start the installation by typing:
        % ./applypatch

      This will start the dialog for the menu-driven installation procedure. Default selections are noted in parentheses ( ). To quit the installation procedure, type 'q' at any time.

How to identify which Service Pack is installed

Service Pack Updates

Check Online Support Center periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this Service Pack will be posted here.

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact ESRI Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this Service Pack. International sites, please contact your local ESRI software distributor.